“I was tired of always having to explain myself and be on the defensive.”
Michael has lived with plaque psoriasis since he was a young child. After years of struggling with severe plaque psoriasis, he finally got the results he was looking for, as an adult, with REMICADE®.
“Throughout most of my life, I had to deal with having plaque psoriasis. At the same time, I had to deal with the misunderstandings of other people about my condition. For a while, it seemed I wasn't just Michael but ‘the guy with the skin disorder.’”
“When I was 4, I had a severe case of strep throat. Then I developed these red spots on my arms and legs. Shortly after that, I was diagnosed with psoriasis.”
“My mother always tried to explain to people that my plaque psoriasis wasn't contagious. She said it was like having really dry skin, not chicken pox. But that didn't always work. While I lived with the symptoms of plaque psoriasis, I was getting tired of always having to explain myself and be on the defensive. One time, I was working as a counselor at a summer camp. I covered up as much as I could, but one of the parents saw the plaque psoriasis on my elbow and asked to see a note from my doctor to prove none of the kids could ‘catch' my plaque psoriasis.”
“Finally, as an adult—and after many years of trying different treatments—I learned about REMICADE®. After just 2 weeks of treatment with REMICADE®, I saw a huge difference.”
“With the help of REMICADE®, people look at me and see me—Michael—not that guy with a skin disorder.”
Michael is representative of patients responding to therapy with REMICADE® under a physician's supervision. Individual results may vary.